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North Adams Planners OK Lumberyard in Hardman Industrial Park

Duquette has owned Stanley's Lumber and Building Supplies in Adams since 2016 and also operates Berkshire County Construction.

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Bond, Macksey Move on to November's Mayoral Election

Voters decisively picked Lynette Bond and Jennifer Macksey as the top candidates for mayor of North Adams.

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Road Closures Scheduled in Pittsfield for Crewdson Project

The photoshoots are expected to continue through early-to-mid October.

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Adams Parks Commission to Address Russell Field Vandalism

The commission read a report last week from the Department of Public Works that stated the brand-new tennis/pickleball courts have already been vandalized.

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William Stanley Business Park Considers Tunnel Under Woodlawn

The city's Business Development Manager Michael Coakley explained to the Pittsfield Economic Development Authority board on Friday that there is a large light manufacturing and product distribution company interested in all three sites.

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One Hundred Hit Streets of Williamstown for Fun Run/Walk

About 100 people Saturday morning participated in the Williamstown Community Chest's 13th Fun Run.

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Clarksburg Making Headway in Clearing Up Bookkeeping Backlog

Cariddi and Select Board Chair Danielle Luchi on Wednesday said they were surprised by the issues brought up at the School Committee in an iBerkshires article last week. Both acknowledged there had been serious problems and backlogs in the treasurer's office but said the town itself is not in any fiscal quandary.

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North Adams Police To Hold Firearm Qualifications

Qualifications usually take five to six hours to complete.

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North Adams Holds Preliminary Mayoral Election Tuesday

Voting will take place for all five wards at St. Elizabeth's Parish Center from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. The mayoral preliminary is the only question on the ballot.

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Suspect in White Terrace Arson Held Without Bail

Stone, 43, is being held on dangerousness after he was arrested in relation to a fire Thursday at 8 White Terrace, a vacant multi-building apartment complex that suffered a three-alarm blaze the week before.

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Polito, State Officials Hear From North County Business Leaders

Business leaders at three largest communities in North County had a similar message for state officials: There's lots of opportunities but the pandemic and other conditions are making it hard to find workers and raising costs for materials and supplies, and that infrastructure, including quality housing, is lacking.

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Pittsfield City Council Candidate Calls for New ARPA Survey

Ward 7 Councilor Anthony Maffuccio asked President Peter Marchetti if he was going to let every other candidate currently running for office make presentations (Kronick had also spoken on the Tyler Street design under new business) and motioned to move the question.

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Pittsfield Halloween Parade Canceled, Trick or Treat Is On

Recreation & Special Events Coordinator Becky Manship told the Parks Commission on Tuesday that unfortunately there will be no parade due to a rise in COVID-19 cases but local children will be able to go door to door for candy on Oct. 30 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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Speakers at Voices of Recovery Encourage Sharing, Connection

The annual Voice of Recovery event has for eight years given survivors of drug and alcohol abuse a place to tell their story as a way to motivate others to take the difficult road to recovery.

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Pittsfield Solicitor Says Bike Track Consistent With Springside Park Uses

During the Parks Commission meeting, he said the city solicitor had made the determination that the bike skills course is not a violation of use for the park and backed the Conservation Commission's ruling that it poses no environmental risks from a conservation standpoint.

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Pittsfield Council Leaves Springside Pump Track Proposal to Parks Commission

A petition from Ward 7 Councilor Anthony Maffuccio requesting to hold a public forum on the potential project was not passed.

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Williamstown Diversity Committee Reviews Its Guiding Principles

Monday marked the second meeting in four days for the newly constituted Diversity, Inclusion and Racial Equity Advisory Committee, which held a Friday afternoon "retreat" last week.

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Civics Guide Launched in Honor of Late Pittsfield Mayor Ed Reilly

This helpful booklet explains the ins and outs of Pittsfield's governmental infrastructure to help inform students — and residents — of civic engagement duties in the city. It was created in partnership with the library, the Reilly family, Pittsfield Public Schools, and the city of Pittsfield.

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Pittsfield Walks for Safety and Justice with Elizabeth Freeman Center

On Tuesday, local officials and organizations marched the length of North Street in the Elizabeth Freeman Center’s annual "Rise Together For Safety and Justice" fundraiser to stand against gender-based violence.

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Freeman Center's 'Rise For Safety and Justice' Walks Aim to Represent All

The former "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" event is now "Rise Together For Safety and Justice," a series of smaller fundraising walks throughout Berkshire County to stand against gender-based violence.

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Dalton Equestrian Headed to Nationals

Dalton resident Kenna LaBeau, 16, took home 14th place at the Zone 1 Maclay Regionals.

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Pittsfield Community Preservation Panel Has $643K Budget For FY22

The city will be working with about $643,000 in Community Preservation Act funds in fiscal 2022 for projects that include historical preservation, open space and outdoor recreation, and affordable housing.

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Fall Foliage Week Features Parades, Dinners, Craft Fairs

Participants and spectators are highly encouraged to wear masks and follow best safety practices in regards to staying home if sick or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.

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North Adams Airport Commission Continues Manager Search

The commission on Tuesday heard from city Administrative Officer and interim Airport Manager Angeline Ellison about the continued manager search. She said she found two possible candidates after a series of interviews.

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Veteran Spotlight: A Vietnam Diary, Part II

The following is the diary of a local Marine who served in Vietnam in 1968.

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Northern Berkshire Electronic Recycling And Shredding Event

This event will be held at the Steeple City Plaza parking lot adjacent to All Saints Episcopal Church from 9 A.M. to 1 P.M.

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Pittsfield Draws City Council, School Committee Ballots

City Clerk Michelle Benjamin drew names for ballot positions in the 2021 municipal election on Thursday. The names were randomized in a tumbler that has reportedly been used by the city for many years.

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Adams Free Library Book Sale

The entrance to the Miller Annex is on Melrose Street and is fully accessible

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Cheshire Clean Up Day Saturday

The cleanup starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m. Participants are asked to meet at the Highway Department garage.

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Letter: Support for Lynette Bond for mayor

She has the experience of working on the Rail Trail extension in Adams and has the passion to ensure we move forward with this critical project for the City of North Adams.

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Bennington Police Donate to SVHC Cancer Center

The Police Department raised $2,850 for the Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center during its cancer awareness fundraiser.

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Pittsfield Street Improvement Project Schedule: Sept. 20-24

On-street parking is prohibited during this work between the hours of 6 a.m.-6 p.m. each day. Please note the schedule is subject to change based on weather conditions.

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Dr. Bowen Joins BHS Pulmonary Services

Dr. Bowen is accepting new patients in need of Pulmonary care and is partnered with Drs. Hafez Alsmaan, Cynthia Callahan, Wing Kong, Julio Miranda, David Oelberg and Jack Ringler.

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BCC Selected for Project Vision

The goal of Project Vision is to catalyze submissions of grant proposals seeking Department of Undergraduate Education (DUE) funding for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) projects.

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Amazing Apples

Apples contain 14 percent of the recommended daily value of vitamin C and lots of other important nutrients in small quantities, including potassium, vitamin K, manganese, copper, and vitamins A, E, B1, B2, and B6. A single apple provides so many important vitamins.

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MeHI, Lever Announce Finalists for Massachusetts Digital Health COVID-19 Recovery Challenge

All eight finalists will participate in a three-month accelerator program run by Lever, including an intensive series of lean startup workshops and tailored mentoring from experts to develop their innovative tool, streamline their business plan, and work on their go-to-market strategy.

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Six Squads Win Titles at Monument Cup

Hundreds of youth soccer players were at Monument Mountain Regional High School on Sunday for the annual Monument Cup 3-on-3 tournament.

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Author, Correspondent to Speak at MCL Annual Public Policy Lecture Event

She'll speak at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7 at the College's Church Street Center Auditorium. A remote viewing option will also be available, and both options are free and open to the public.

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Lever Launches Second Mohawk Trail Entrepreneurship Challenge

Lever's MTEC seeks to attract forestry-based and wood-using startups, excluding businesses focused on wood-based fuels.

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Berkshire Money Management promotes Zack Marcotte to Director of Financial Planning

Marcotte began working at Berkshire Money Management during his senior year of high school. He has witnessed and participated in the building of the firm from startup to success. Marcotte's 13 years working side-by-side with BMM's professionals has provided the kind of on-the-job training that led to his desire to become a financial advisor.

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Indoors Out! Dance on North

Indoors Out! Dance on North features work by RAWDance, Fiona Scruggs, Fern Katz, Danielle Galietti, and Molly Hess.

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MCLA-Pittsfield to Feature Ian Mosher as October Artist of the Month

Mosher's work will be exhibited for the entire month, and an opening artist reception will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 1, during the city's First Fridays Artswalk, sponsored by the City of Pittsfield Office of Cultural Development.

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Ricci-Munn Wins Josh Billings Ironman Title

Janda Ricci-Munn Sunday was crowned the Ironman champion of the Josh Billings RunAground.

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MCLA Presents 'Of Ebony Embers: Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance'

his chamber music production showcases work conceived and performed by The Core Ensemble: Ju-Young Lee, Mikael Darmani, and Michael Parola, featuring actor Draclyn Blount. It celebrates African American poets: Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, and Claude McKay, as seen through the eyes of painter and muralist Aaron Douglas.

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BCC To Offer Flu and COVID-19 vaccines

Vaccines are given free of charge, and no appointment is necessary. Please bring insurance cards.

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BFAIR Promotes Brown-Wood to Director of Employment Services

Brown-Wood has been with BFAIR since 2016 where she began as the Employment Coordinator and was then promoted to Assistant Director in 2018.

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Clark Art Presents Lecture on Artist Les Lalanne

This free talk will be presented in the Clark's auditorium and on Zoom and Facebook Live at 3 pm.

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The Retired Investor: Weather Worsens Global Trade

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Hoosac Valley Grad Rousseau Notches Assist in MCLA's Tie

Gabe Dias scored in the 83rd minute Tuesday to give the MCLA men's soccer team a 1-1 tie with Union.

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